HC Deb 19 May 2000 vol 350 cc295-6W
Mr. Gareth R. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what action he is taking to encourage schools and local education authorities to participate in the Holocaust Education Day in January 2001. [122835]

Jacqui Smith

We are contributing fully to the Government's general programme of support for Holocaust Memorial Day, on 27 January. We are working with a range of organisations involved in holocaust education to develop educational materials for schools, youth and community groups and local education authorities. In June this year we will issue a resource pack for schools which will show how holocaust education can be built into the programmes of study for History at Key Stage 3 and identify connections with other areas of the curriculum, including Citizenship. We will also encourage schools to hold special events, for example, special school assemblies, poetry readings, workshops and seminars.

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